SimpleCAD announced it has updated one of its CAD add-on utilities used to create hatch patterns in AutoCAD. The AutoCAD Add-on allows users to take existing drawing entities or CAD symbols and transform them into hatch patterns.
Drawings or blocks can consist of line, poly-lines, points, arcs, circles and ellipses. The hatch utility then captures and extracts the pattern from them and creates a .pat file (a text file that define the patterns).
An entire hatch pattern library can be built from scratch in a matter of minutes, the company says. The hatch manager also includes pre-drawn patterns, and a hatch pattern drawing viewer is also included to both compare and manage hatch libraries more efficiently.
The CAD hatch pattern application operates within various platforms such as AutoCAD and BricsCAD.
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